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Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
South Tribe brings creative co-working and people to Batemans Bay
Business
After moving from the Snowy Mountains to Batemans Bay, film-maker and photographer Isabel Darling of Torchlight Media was sick of working from home and wanted to find the creative community she suspected was there - hidden in plain sight. So in October 2016 she and Andrew Belk opened South Tribe, a co-working space anchored in a former warehouse. South Tribe...
Bega’s Café Evolve serving up sustainability as FOGO trial rolls out to local cafes
Business
Café Evolve in the main street of Bega, serves coffee and hearty meals, opening up at the cock’s crow most mornings for locals out, about and on the town. Serving Wild Rye’s locally roasted coffee, using Tilba Milk and an abundance of seasonal produce, the busy café spills over into Candelo Books next door and hums and bustles with town...
Labor puts $1b on table for high-speed rail link via Canberra
News
Labor has put high-speed rail back on the election agenda with a $1 billion pledge to begin securing the corridor for a link from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney and Canberra. Transport and infrastructure spokesperson Anthony Albanese says a Shorten Labor Government will create a High-Speed Rail Authority that will work with the governments of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory to finalise track alignment...
Council invites questions about Merimbula Ocean Outfall project
News
Community discussion about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project rolls on during May with Bega Valley Shire Council continuing its information tour of the region. Water and Sewer Services staff will be in Merimbula and Pambula over the next three weekends, giving people a chance to ask questions and find out more about this contentious project. Water and...
Who’s who in Gilmore, meet the candidates on your ballot paper
News
Gilmore is shaping up as one of the key seats to watch this Federal Election and is described as the most marginal seat in Australia. The sprawling electorate reaches from Kiama down through Nowra and coastal communities to Tuross Heads. The seat was created in 1984 and has only been won by Labor once when Peter Knott became the Member in 1993....
‘Explosion of happiness’ burst from roof of Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A big ‘explosion of happiness’ is about to burst skyward coinciding with Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) launching a philanthropy campaign that looks to build momentum for the gallery's long talked about redevelopment. On Friday, May 17 BVRG Director, Iain Dawson, invites the community to a first of its kind event for Bega. “We invite everyone to join us at...
Jindabyne to host Snowy Monaro Waste Expo this Saturday
Community
Making conscientious choices to reduce household waste and protect the environment has some different implication in cooler climates - that's why Snowy Monaro Regional Council's annual Resource and Waste Expo will include workshops not just on how to plant a tree but how to keep it alive at 900 metres of altitude. The Expo, to be held at the Jindabyne...
Merimbula’s Theatre Twyford to hear its first applause late 2020
News
A new cultural icon will soon rise from the sapphire shores of Merimbula Lake, with work set to start soon on Theatre Twyford in the heart of the holiday hot spot. The new 200 seat raked theatre will envelop the existing Twyford Hall sitting alongside and above the historic meeting place, adjacent to the shops of Market Street. Bill Deveril,...
Goulburn waits on election outcome for property investors to return to market
Property
Goulburn’s long honeymoon with property investors is waning. The love affair has served the city well, with homes under $450,000 being snapped up at auctions, and local builders constructing new homes on vacant land. Typical of redevelopments around the place was the subdivision in West Goulburn, which culminated in the sale of 8 Francis Street. Ray White Goulburn principal Justin...
Small business red tape an issue for Eden Monaro candidates
Business
Like every part of our community, small business owners are trying to glean what they can from political candidates and make a call that suits their interests come May 18. A crowd of around 60 people put Friday night footy or a family movie aside to take part in round two of the About Regional Meet the Candidates series at...
Tathra-Kalaru-Bega, & Lake St Merimbula bike paths update – progress!
News
While progress may seem slow, both the Kalaru-Tathra and Lake Street Merimbula shared paths are moving ahead, says Daniel Djikic, Manager of Project Development Assets and Operations for Bega Valley Shire Council. Soon we'll all be whizzing along both paths on our bikes, but for now, we must be content with the satisfaction of seeing small sections of path take shape,...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
Narooma community land up for Council discussion
Community
The future of Narooma's community spaces is up for discussion at Eurobodalla Shire Council. The results will guide the development and management of a large swathe of Narooma’s public land, including Bill Smyth and NATA ovals, the Wagonga Inlet foreshore, Ken Rose Park, and the leisure and swimming centre. Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Liz Innes says the current conversation is a...
“The success or failure of our NDIS affects us all” – Chris Sparks
News
People with disabilities and their advocates gathered around Australia on Friday for a national day of action to tell  the National Disability Insurance Scheme that every Australian counts and to make sure the NDIS is at the top of the agenda this federal election. Speaking in front of a crowd in Littleton Gardens, Bega, advocate Chris Sparks said he wants...
“We knew Bermagui was the place for Boneless to be born” – Tenzin & Emily
Food & Wine
You're lucky to catch Tenzin Butt and his partner Emily King, they haven't really stopped for a breath since they opened Boneless Vegetarian Café in Bermagui on March 20. Their eatery is a bright and colourful space where the old Corky's stood, high on the main street looking over the beautiful sapphire sea towards Guluga mountain. I couldn't believe my...
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